At long last, Paul Manafort is heading to prison

At long last, Paul Manafort is heading to prison

In fact, the government now claims, Mr. Manafort led a multimillion-dollar lobbying effort in Washington to present Mr. Yanukovych as a pro-Western leader who deserved political support, not sanctions for alleged abuses of power. Still, it's unclear if the move will push Manafort to co-operate with prosecutors.

Second, Manafort is also a key player in the clearest example of cooperation between the Trump campaign and Russian officials. Trump continued to distance himself from Manafort, saying, in accurately, his situation has "nothing to do with my campaign" and that Manafort only worked for him for under 50 days - by which he meant five months.

In the past month, Manafort finally came up with a plan to post some of his own and others' properties for his bail. "Didn't know Manafort was the head of the Mob", Trump wrote.

Remind me again, why is Manafort on trial?

Manafort hasn't been convicted of any crimes or sentenced to prison.

Paul Manafort arrives at court on Friday.

The judge rejected a request from Manafort's attorneys for him to remain under house arrest but refrain from using electronic devices.

Going to jail has a way of focusing the mind, as criminal defense lawyers say.

Manafort and associate Konstantin Kilimnik are accused of trying to coerce witnesses into lying about the nature of their Ukrainian political work, according to the Associated Press.

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Manafort, 69, has pleaded not guilty to all charges in what prosecutors say was a broader conspiracy to launder more than $30 million over a decade of undisclosed lobbying for a former pro-Russian politician and party in Ukraine.

Mr Kilimnik, who denies having ties to Russian intelligence, was a long-serving employee of Mr Manafort's political consultancy. Mueller's team filed evidence that Manafort tried to coordinate the testimony of two former business colleagues who allegedly helped him to illegally lobby in the U.S. for Yanukovych.

Big news, of a sort anyway, in the ongoing special-counsel prosecution of Paul Manafort. They said Manafort didn't know who the government witnesses are and the solution is for prosecutors to say who their witnesses are and the judge can say not to contact those people. In total, Manafort faces seven criminal charges in DC federal court. One of the documents was a 2013 memo from Manafort to former Ukrainian President Viktor Yanukovych. It described how Manafort had designed a program that used the Hapsburg members to lobby US lawmakers and influence American public opinion including meetings on Capitol Hill. "It is about the defendant's conduct", Jackson said.

Manafort, meanwhile, showed no emotion as the judge delivered the ruling.

President Trump decried on Twitter the "tough sentence" handed down to Paul Manafort Friday - an apparent reference to a judge's decision to put the former Trump campaign chairman in jail pending his trial. Giuliani argues the Strzok texts underscore the concerns the president and his legal team have about the origins of the Mueller probe and whether he will be treated fairly.

Hours after Manafort's bail was revoked on Friday, Mueller's office told the court it would introduce evidence at trial that Manafort sought to circumvent Ukrainian public procurement law by masking the size of payments to a United States law firm that wrote a report aimed at discrediting Yanukovych's chief political rival.

In her wind-up to her order, Berman Jackson also gave a brief nod to the bitter environment around the case.

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